So Otakon happened..and it was the best Otakon I have had in a very long time. The Saturday concerts were awesome. I was so excited to get to see TMR in concert. I've been a fan since I heard the Gundam Seed openers many years ago. I missed going to his concert the first time he was at Otakon.
I got Seki's autograph! I had him sign an Yzak poster (To match the one the Dearka VA signed last year) and one of my Initial D dicast cars. I was bound and determined to get his autograph this year after failing the first time he was there. This was a year of redemption!
Perhaps the most exciting part of the weekend though...Last Minute Cosplay won BEST IN SHOW at the Otakon Masquerade for "A Hitman Reborn Skit". I still can't believe it..I wrote that skit as a very fun way to poke fun at ourselves. It was an idea that came to me back in April and it almost didn't happen at all since one of our skit members had to drop a month before the con. I thought I was going to have to scrap the idea when another friend stepped up and filled in for them! So I altered the skit slightly for the change in character and it all came together in the end.
We never went to the Masquerade intending to win. The one thing about our group is that we go and perform because we want to have fun. We want to make people laugh or cry or whatever emotion we think our skit should provoke. We get on that stage because we love it. So for this particular skit to win an award like that...it is just beyond belief.
We also took home Fire Lily's "Why So Serious?" Judges award. We were perfectly content with that actually LOL We figured that was all we were getting and we were surprised to even be awarded a judges award. We thought that was the best named award ever given our skit.
But now that Otakon is over..it is time to think ahead to the next cons. Dragoncon and AWA are approaching quickly! I better get to work!